It seems pretty safe that when 94 year old Mollye Fisher went to live at a nursing home in California that the freezer wasn’t expected to be a place for her to be. But, despite that logic the nursing home employees found her there and she had to be taken to the hospital.
Who was looking out for her?
What safety measures weren’t being used?
How could this happen?
All questions that any caring person would be asking.
Hubert Humphrey talked about the way a society is doing could be judged by the way they cared for their elderly. This story is an example of treatment at it’s lowest.
Nursing homes are often medically necessary for many families. They can be very expensive. They are the resident’s homes surrounded by professionals in charge of caring for them. The place they should always feel safe.
If you have a family member in a nursing home , it is important to look around on each visit. Be vigilante in certain areas. Look for signs of Physical Abuse, Neglect, and Verbal/Emotional abuse. If you see signs of abuse:
- Contact the Nursing Home Administrator and tell them your concerns.
- Contact the Minnesota Board of Aging.
- Contact the police department in the municipality where the abuse occurred.
It’s important that we protect all of those who have contributed to society and who are the most vulnerable.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.